The city of Deer River is located in the county of Itasca. It covers a total area of 3.34 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in arts and crafts, automotive, finance, apparel, information technology, freight forwarding, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, oil and lubrication, publishing, real estate, metal, transport and liquor. Commercial spaces are utilized by restaurants, rehabilitation services, parks, fabric shops, convenience stores and clubs, contribute to the economic viability of the city.